In order to be as confident as possible of the existence of an appropriate and limited reason for tendering, contract agents should refer to the limited bidding rules set out in existing trade agreements. If several trade agreements are applied, the limited provision of each agreement must provide an appropriate and limited justification for the tendering process, and the reference to the procedural obligations to which the awarding entity may deviate must also be found in the limited provision of each agreement. 2. A contracting entity makes a written report on each contract awarded in accordance with paragraph 1. The report contains the name of the contracting entity, the value and nature of the goods or services obtained, and a statement indicating the circumstances and conditions described in paragraph 1 justifying the use of a restricted tender. The application of countervailing measures to promote local development or improve the balance of payments through national content, technology licensing, investment requirements, counter-trade or similar requirements are expressly prohibited in the agreement. However, at the time of accession, developing countries may negotiate terms of use for compensation, provided that they are used only for the qualification to participate in the contracting procedure and not as criteria for awarding contracts (Article V). The rules governing trade agreements on technical specifications must continue to be respected. In the application of limited tendering, it is recommended that contract agents comply as much as possible with the obligations arising from trade agreements and choose to depart from procedural obligations only when this is permissible and necessary. In accordance with section 516, paragraph 2, of Canada`s free trade agreement, the agent who is covered by the agreement assigns a notice of award within 72 days of contracting, including any restricted tendering. Carleton University publishes a monthly report containing the contracts awarded this month and for a period of 30 days.

Article 1015: Submission, reception and opening of tenders and contracting 1. A company uses tendering, receiving and opening bids and contracting procedures that are consistent with the following questions: (a) bids should normally be submitted directly or in writing; (b) where offers are accepted by telex, telegram, fax or other electronic means of transport, the offer must contain all the information necessary to evaluate the offer, including the final price proposed by the supplier and a declaration that the supplier accepts all the terms of the tender; (c) an offer by telex, telegram, fax or other electronic transmission must be confirmed without delay by letter or by sending a signed copy of the telex, telegram, fax or e-mail message; (d) the content of the telex, telegram, tele-documenting or e-mail messages is a priority where there is a difference or conflict between that content and the content of documents received after the bid deadline; (e) offers made over the phone are not eligible; (f) applications to participate in selective tendering procedures may be submitted by telex, telegram or fax and, if they are, by other means of electronic transmission; and (g) the opportunities that can be left to suppliers to correct unintended errors of form between the opening of the offer and the awarding of the contract should not be managed in a way that would lead to discrimination between suppliers.